It's official: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Ruff Ryder for life.

Back in the late '90s and early 2000s, DMX had a slew of hits that resulted in five No. 1 albums and more than 30 million albums sold worldwide. Since then, he's been arrested about fifty billion times and seemingly spent more time in jail than out of it. He finally released a new album this past September called Undisputed, but it's this viral video posted last Monday that might be the kickstarter for his comeback. In less than two days, over 500,000 people have watched DMX go gangsta on the Christmas classic.

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The rap starts out simply enough, but then he starts getting into it by adding table-top beats and his signature gravelly growl. By the time he lets out his trademark "WHAT?!" at the end, we pretty much melted from how awesome this is.

Now THIS is a Christmas album we could get behind.

What do you think of DMX's take on the Christmas classic?

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